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BMV will start sending recall notifications with registration renewal notices

Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 18:12:28-05

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be letting drivers know about a possible major safety issue with your vehicle in 2020.

Starting in January, the BMV will include if your vehicle has been recalled on registration renewal notices.

“The safety of Ohioans is top priority,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “By putting recall information on vehicle registration notices, we want to proactively alert motorists to potential vehicle safety issues to help prevent crashes, injuries, and deaths.”

We are able to use the Vehicle Recall Search Service to help inform Ohioans so they can address recalls for free,” said Faisal Hasan, General Manager of Data at CARFAX. “This partnership means more vehicle recalls will be remedied, and Ohio roadways will be safer for it.

Officials said drivers that weren't the original owners of the vehicle may not be aware of a recall.

“The BMV is committed to providing excellent, innovative customer service,” said Charles Norman, Ohio BMV Registrar. “The safety recall notification program is another example of our dedication to improving and enhancing the overall customer experience by providing innovative options to meet their needs and keep them safe.”

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